Seven Continents & Five Oceans Unit: Slide Shows, Reading, Activities, & More!

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My students loved using this resource to learn about the continents! They worked well collaboratively and were engaged. Thank you!
This unit is amazing. I love that all the passages are differentiated. This could work for any and all classrooms!


Need an easy to use comprehensive resource for the major landmasses and oceans of the world? This social studies unit is packed full of facts, features, differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions, a research 3D globe craft, a collaborative poster for your hallway display, and much more to help you bring the seven continents and five oceans to life!

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This unit includes:

  • Continents Facts & Features Slide Show
  • Five Oceans Facts & Features Slide Show
  • Informational Continents Mini Book (15 pgs.)
  • Continents Audio Book (MP4 read along with highlighted text)
  • 5 Oceans Flip Book (3 versions)
  • Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions for each continent
  • 3 Differentiated Reading Levels
  • Label the Map Worksheets
  • Name the Continents & Oceans Activity
  • Fact vs. Opinion Sorting Activity
  • Label the Compass Rose
  • Continents Song
  • Globe Craftivity (research & writing project)
  • Writing Prompts
  • Pocket Chart Cards
  • Bulletin Board Display
  • Collaborative Poster (3 sizes)
  • Assessments (matching & true/false)


Continents: Facts and Features Slide Show

  • Slide Show with key facts and features for each continent is included
  • Each continent is highlighted on the world map
  • A collage of photos is included for each continent to give your students a glimpse of some of these features
  • You can also print the slides and use as station information or create a wall display

Oceans: Facts & Features Slide Show

  • This slide show covers the 5 oceans of the world
  • Facts and features are presented for each ocean
  • This slide show also covers the origin of ocean names

Continents Informational Mini-Book (Print & Digital)

  • 15-page mini book that coincides with the facts and features slide show
  • Students fill in the blank, answer questions, and illustrate pictures for each of the continents
  • Keep your students engaged and on target
  • Google slides version provides students an opportunity to conduct online research about each continent

Mini Book With Video Read-Aloud (MP4 Audio Book)

  • MP4 video read-aloud file
  • Printable booklet included
  • Each sentence is highlighted in the book so that students can follow along as the book is read aloud
  • Great for Listening to Reading centers

Oceans Flip Book

  • 3 flip book differentiated versions included
  • Students compile information in their flip books as they learn about the 5 oceans

Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions

  • 50 pages of reading passages
  • 3 differentiated versions
  • Comprehension questions included
  • A separate reading passage is included for every continent
  • Levels I & 2 are single-page reading passages
  • Level 3 is a two-page reading passage
  • Print and digital options
  • Please note that informational text generally includes vocabulary or key terms that may be higher than grade level

3D Globe Craft

  • Create a 3D globe craft about the seven continents
  • Each section of the globe has a spot for your students to include information about each of the continents
  • A great way for students to show what they know
  • Single and double-lined options included

Cardinal Directions & Lable the Map Worksheets

  • Printable worksheets to practice cardinal directions
  • Label the continents worksheets
  • Label the oceans worksheets
  • Pocket chart cards are included that can be placed on your classroom walls to mark North, South, East, West

Continents Song

  • Memorize the continents through a fun song
  • Printable poster and student song sheets included

Writing Prompts

  • Writing paper with several prompts are provided in this unit
  • This resource includes both single-line and triple-lined paper to meet your classroom needs

Fact vs. Opinion Activity

  • Students read the sentence card about the 5 oceans and determine if it is a fact or an opinion
  • In the digital version, students drag and drop the cards to the correct category.
  • Great for centers or independent work

Name the Continent Activity

  • Students will identify the continent based on its shape
  • In the digital version, students will identify the continent and drag and drop the correct label
  • Great for centers or independent work

Collaborative Poster

  • Each student colors their own section of the poster
  • 3 sizes (18 pieces, 24 pieces, or 32 pieces)
  • Perfect for a hallway display or bulletin board
  • Great entry task or extension activity

Bulletin Board Display

  • Bulletin Board Header "The Seven Continents" in several styles
  • Enlarged continent outlines in color and backline are included

Pocket Chart Cards

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Antarctica
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • North
  • South
  • East
  • West
  • Color and Blackline included


  • Seven continents assessment
  • Five oceans assessment
  • Each assessment includes matching, and true/ false
  • Several of the other map worksheets provided can also be used as an assessment tool

Please be sure to check out the preview for a closer look!

Thank you!

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E.

Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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